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At first, she was diagnosed with ADHD which is much more common than bipolar.When you get diagnosed with ADHD, they give you speed for it and things got worse.I guess it’s predominantly a woman in the situation, to the point that one of my counselors kept on remarking that I had the woman’s role in all of this. I can’t directly tell her she is in a manic episode, because I’m viewed often as the enemy or the source of her problems.I have to be very careful about what I say to my wife about her illness. I have to get outside help to convince her what’s obvious to me.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a model of mental health care.
Now that she’s better again or trying to be or whatever you want to call it, I can’t release and trust her again, because if she does hurt me again, I won’t have anything to pick myself up with. No matter what she does, I have that promise to myself.
I’ve had to really try hard to stick myself to that promise and she’s actually helped me keep it by being worse.
I’m not going to do anything with you until you get a job.”I draw lines. She asks for intimacy and closeness and I say, “Okay, you need to give me what I need first. I think there’s enormous social pressure and guilt involved in deciding to end your marriage to someone who’s physically or mentally ill.
Part of that comes from the traditional wedding vows, “in sickness and in health” and part comes from a fear of others judging you which is often rooted in them not understanding what it’s really like to live with the illness.